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VFW Lunch Specials Jan. 9th - Jan. 13th

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served from 11:30 - 1:30 PM. Specials are only $6 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.

Mon - liver & onions w/ mashed potato & veg
Tues - mushroom swiss burger w/ homemade potato chips
Wed - Hungarian goulash over noodles
Thur - corned beef & cabbage dinner
Fri - tuna noodle casserole

Take outs available by calling 257-0438

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Brattleboro Area Hospice to offer Six Week Grief Support Group

A new Six Week Bereavement Support Group for adults begins January 18th and will meet each Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 pm, ending February 22nd. This group is sponsored by Brattleboro Area Hospice and will meet at the hospice office at 191 Canal St. in Brattleboro. Interested individuals must meet with the facilitator, Connie Baxter, prior to the first session, so please call her at (802) 257-0775 x104 by January 13th for a pre-group appointment. The group size is limited to 8 people.

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That Which Accounts for the Blueness of the Sky

Has anyone told you, you have beautiful eyes today? No? Why don’t you try on hazel eyes for a day and let me be the first?

The beauty of hazel eyes adds a bit of a mystery on the human eye-color chart. Less than 7% of the world’s population has hazel eyes, which make hazel eyes rather rare.

The science of the observable characteristics of hazel eyes is, like all eye colors, determined by genetic traits “influenced by up to sixteen known genes, passed to you that you inherit.” Science no longer thinks that your hazel eyes “(or any other eye color) happened because of a dominant gene.”

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Brattleboro Dog and Wolf-Hybrid Licenses Available

Brattleboro dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are available for the 2017 licensing period. Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed on or before April 1.

Renewal licenses may be obtained in person at the Town Clerk’s office, through the mail or online at www.brattleboro.org. Dogs being licensed in Brattleboro for the first time may be licensed in person or through the mail by printing the license form from the website listed above.

Vaccination against rabies is required by Vermont Statutes before licensing. A current vaccination means:

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Shovel Thoughts

I’ve been shoveling out driveways and sidewalks most of my life. With the exception of a few years in Florida and DC, grabbing a shovel and clearing snow has been a part of my winter routine.

Shoveling provides time to think about shoveling.

The type of snow matters. Light powder is easily removed but often blows around and stings the face. Heavy, wet snow is a chore to remove, but it usually stays in place while I move it. Following forecasts to know what sort of snow to expect is a starting point.

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VFW Lunch Specials Jan. 2nd - Jan. 6th

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served from 11:30 - 1:30 PM. Specials are only $6 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.

Mon - prime rib sandwich w/ onion rings
Tues - ham w/ cheesy au gratin potatoes & veg
Wed - chicken parmesan w/ garlic bread
Thur - marinated steak tips w/ garlic mashed potatoes & veg
Fri - coconut shrimp w/ homemade seafood chowder

Take out orders are available by calling 257-0438

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VFW Lunch Specials Dec. 26th - Dec. 30th

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon - Fri. from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Specials are only $5.50 a plate. Burgers, fries, onions rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Beginning Jan. 1st, there will be slight price increases due to rising food costs and an increased minimum wage.

Mon - open faced meatloaf sandwich w/ mashed potato & veg.
Tues - cheesy turkey, rice, broccoli casserole
Wed - goulash w/ garlic bread & salad
Thur - teriyaki pork loin w/ fried rice
Fri - clam strip roll w/ chowder

Take out orders are available by calling 257-0438.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu December 26 to December 30

December 26 CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

December 27 - French Meat Pie

Cauliflower

Apricots

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu - December 19 to December 23

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu December 19 to December 23

 

December 19 - Chicken Pot Pie

Green Beans

Butternut Squash

Cranberry Mousse

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VFW Lunch Specials Dec. 19th - Dec. 23rd

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Specials are only $5.50 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.

Mon - creamed chipped beef over biscuits w/ veg.
Tues - beef stroganoff
Wed - stuffed peppers w/ mashed potatoes
Thur - turkey with all the fixin's
Fri - seafood alfredo w/ salad & garlic bread

If you have more than 4 people in your group, please call ahead of time at 257-0438. Take out orders are available, and some specials sell out fast.

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